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Picture: Maputo 2011: Nigerian Girls Grabs Sprint Relay, Hurdles Gold

Nigeria’s victorious female relay team (L-R) Okagbare, Osayomi and Osazuwa Nigeria’s track and field team to the on-going 10th All Africa Games increased its gold medal haul to six Tuesday night after the men and women’s 4x100m relay teams and Seun Adigun fulfilled expectations by extending Nigeria’s impressive records in the event. The women quartet […]

Police nab 14 suspected robbers, kidnappers in Delta

The Delta State police command has arrested 14 suspects over kidnapping, robbery and murder offences. Parading the suspects before newsmen in Asaba, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Mamman Tsafe, said eight of the suspects were arrested for kidna-pping, five for robbery and one for murder. He said items recovered from them included vehi-cles, fire arms […]

Senate, Reps sets up constitution review committee

Sequel to the Senate agenda as read by  its  president, David Mark, while welcoming his colleagues from a six-week recess  on Tuesday that   constitution amendment remained  one of the top priorities of the seventh Senate, a 47-man  Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution   had been constituted. Members, who cut across party lines, […]

Nigerian Navy pays last respect to Aikhomu

OFFICERS and ratings of the Nigerian Navy, in Lagos, on Wednesday, paid their last respect to the late Admiral Augustus Aikhomu, a former military vice president, who served as Chief of Naval Staff between 1984 and 1986. Aikhomu died on August 17, at the age of 71 years. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that Aikhomu’s […]

Surprise: 33 million Nigerians jobless -NBS

About 32.5million Nigerians are unemployed,  the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said. The Statistician General of the Federation, Dr Yemi Kale, made this disclosure in his maiden press briefing on Wednesday in Abuja . He said  the figure was the latest as it was released in 2010 for 2011. Dr Kale said the NBS  had […]

FEC approves N33bn contracts (More opportunities to steal)

THE meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, approved the award of contracts worth about N33billion in different sectors of the economy including petroleum, water resources, road infrastructure, erosion control as well as Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Minster of Information, Labaran Maku, who briefed state house correspondents after the meeting presided over by President […]

Fayose returns to PDP, eyes vice-chairmanship

Former Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State on Wednesday returned to the Peoples Democratic Party. He registered at his ward in Afao, in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state. Fayose, who was issued with the PDP Card number 4619857 and ward registration number 841 at the party secretariat in Afao-Araromi ward by the ward […]

UI students protest Boko Haram threats, halt exams

There was confusion at the University of Ibadan on Wednesday as the Students Union Government of the institution besieged examination halls and disrupted the ongoing second semester examinations. The protest, it was learnt, led to the temporary suspension of the examination. According to the SUG, the action was in response to the growing anxiety over […]

Tambuwal, PDP Chiefs fear Senators, Reps revolt

  FACTS emerged on Wednesday why the Peoples Democratic Party is afraid of sanctioning the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, and his deputy, Emeka Ihedioha, for violating the party’s zoning arrangement. Checks by our correspondents showed that the PDP was afraid of incurring the wrath of the sizeable number of Representatives who […]

Bankole’s return bid causes ripples in House

The bid by immediate Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Dimeji Bankole, to return to the House is reportedly causing ripples among the lawmakers. But, Mr. Segun Williams, who defeated Bankole in the race for the Abeokuta Federal Constituency seat last April, told journalists on Wednesday that the ex-speaker’s return moves did not bother […]

Gov. Udom Emmanuel reappoints Nollywood star, Ini Edo

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